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Modern Florals

It’s still hot around these parts and mother nature is not exactly behaving like Fall. During a recent pinning bender, I came across some dramatic modern florals in the form of wall paper, fabric and art that really made me want to curl up with a book and a cup of tea on a chilly day. These new florals have a way of setting an elegant, moody, etherial and dramatic tone.  As you’ll see below in some of these pics, dark florals really pop against the contrast of white.  They’re absolutely made to go with brass finishes, and look equally amazing when paired with both modern and traditional accents. Oh my gawwwwwd they’re beautiful.

You can go bold and wallpaper an entire powder room, as seen below here from Amber Interiors. main.original.585x0

This elegant office makes wonderful use of the black and white contrast. Again I love the touches of brass on the bookshelf sconces. EllieCashmanDarkFloralWallpaperJaimeeRoseInteriors

Check out this dressing room in a recent Goop (as in Gywneth Paltrow’s growing empire) pop up shop in Chicago. I’m not sure why you’d have a bathtub in a dressing room exactly, but nevertheless it’s a lovely mix of old and new.gallery-1430175504-goop-005l-copy

This bedroom from House of Brinson makes me want to curl up and take a nap. MTMwOTE5ODIxNTI0MTEzODg2

All of the florals above are from Elle Cashman. She has a line of fabrics and pillows in silk, velvet and cotton which would be a more subtle way to bring in the look without having to commit to an entire wall or room. You can see more from her hereelliecashmanpillowcollectionphoto_stylingellenmesu_7

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This floral pillow pairs nicely with modern art, lighting and and graphic pillows. Design by Studio McGeeHunter_Living+19

I love the simple black and white of this bedroom featured in House Beautiful using a Ralph Lauren wallpaper. 54c0c1030b054_-_14-hbx-ralph-lauren-ashfield-floral-wallpaper-tobin-0513-s2

You can also bring in the look with art as seen in this lovely dining room that pairs a black and white still life floral photo with mid-century modern furniture and an antique rug and chandelier. Via The Makerista. The Makerista-Lindsay Letters-Floral-Black and White-Dining Room

Check out these stunning floral fine art photography prints from Ashley Woodson Bailey. She also has a line of stunning wallpaper and fabric. CD TC

And lastly, I realize this mural from Ane Wall Decor isn’t exactly a floral. It’s more of a pastoral scene, but still cool in the right setting. See more from Ane Wall Decor here on Etsy. il_fullxfull.576201687_eq5e

I’m not overly committed to florals like these in my own home, but I can still appreciate them for the works of art they are. Now bring on the cooler weather please!

xo Kerry

 

Designer Spotlight: Caitlin Wilson

As much as some days I love soothing colors, today I’m excited to write about the bold design aesthetic of Caitlin Wilson, an interior and textile designer based out of Portland, Oregon. Countless times I’ve spotted pretty rugs and fabrics on Pinterest and Instagram and traced the source back to Caitlin. I’ve become a huge fan. Her textiles, rugs, wallpapers and interiors are loaded with personality, fun patterns and color, all the while remaining sophisticated, classic and unique. I’m betting you won’t be able to resist either.

Below are some lovely rooms from her design portfolio. I’m absolutely drooling over every detail of this kitchen and dining space from the brass hardware to the bistro chairs to her signature fabric on the barstools.

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More gorgeous wallpaper and lighting love here in this little bar area.Screen Shot 2015-08-12 at 8.42.22 PM blue-bed foyer Screen Shot 2015-08-12 at 8.41.48 PMFrom Caitlin’s collection:

A blush and navy medallion Moroccan rug shown below with a pillow in her navy Fleur Chinoise fabric.

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Confetti Moroccan rug shown here below with Bridge City Blooms and lilac Burnside Buffalo Check pillows. I’m seeing buffalo check everywhere these days which is so fantastic when paired with a floral, as you can see here.

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I adore her antique inspired Persian “Kismet” rug shown here in coral, but it also comes in navy and is equally beautiful. I’m plotting a place in my home for one. Perhaps kitchen…

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I hope to get back into the swing of regular posting. Thanks for your patience while I had a few sporadic weeks. Very soon I’m taking some photos of my recently completed rooms and can’t wait to show you so stay tuned.

xo Kerry

 

 

I do not have a green thumb

There, I said it. Let’s just say my watering habits are sporadic at best and if there were a CPS for the plant world, I would have been reported long ago. Nevertheless, I love them. You will always find some kind of greenery in my house.  I’m a fan of succulents and orchids (partly because they tend to survive my torture a little longer).  Of course this time of year, nothing beats a fresh bouquet of spring flowers.

We have a couple of local spots that are great sources for plant shopping, inspiration and sometimes, a little zen time.

The Botanist is a recent discovery of mine. It’s a beautiful garden store located in Los Altos, CA that’s not just full of the loveliest plants but also artful, curated, garden-inspired accessories. They also offer gorgeous floral arrangements on the weekends. The bonus of this place is that it’s actually attached to another store called The Makery, which sells unique party and what I would call high-end DIY craft supplies. They also have events and an open studio where you can make anything from a custom tote bag to your own linocut stamp, if you are creatively inclined.

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Another favorite is a local Santa Cruz store called Dig Gardens. As described on their website, they offer a mix of organic, bohemian, modern-garden style plants and garden accessories. I love their containers and they’re a great source for air plants, succulents and the ever-popular fiddle leaf  fig plant.

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And, speaking of fiddle leaf fig plants… I want one. But I probably shouldn’t. Because well, you already know what’s going to happen. For now I’ll just be happy with these pretty pics.

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I hope spring is making an appearance where you live. Go out and pick up some fresh flowers or a new plant and bring a piece of the beautiful spring weather inside. Just remember to add water.

xo KG